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Conservative-Progressive “Chasm” Masks Harper’s Real Chances (EKOS Research)

EKOS Research: Over the past week there has been an outpouring of reactions to the Syrian refugee crisis that run from concern to horror. The searing image of the drowned three year old pushed the…


“Only 36 per cent of Canadians want to accept more refugees” (iPolitics)

Deane McRobie (iPolitics): Just 36 per cent of Canadians think the federal government should allow more refugees from Syria, according to polling by EKOS Research. “There is a very large number of Canadians that are…


“Lynton Crosby explains how conservatives can win” (The Globe and Mail)

Chris Hannay (The Globe and Mail): It was revealed yesterday that the Conservatives have tapped international political strategist Lynton Crosby for campaign advice. Mr. Crosby is credited with helping former Australian prime minister John Howard…



“$350 million for refugees and immigration returned to government, unspent” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Lee Berthiaume (Ottawa Citizen): Canada’s immigration department returned more than $350 million to the federal treasury in unspent funds over a three-year period, a sum that included millions for processing refugee applications and helping asylum-seekers settle into…


“Under pressure, Harper changes tack on refugee resettlement” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles (The Toronto Star): Conservative leader Stephen Harper who has repeatedly said he has “already” moved to expedite the resettlement of refugees from Syria switched tack Thursday to say his government will soon announce measures…



“‘How many kids drowned in pools in Canada this summer?’ Tory supporters heckle reporter over refugee question” (The National Post)

Mike Blanchfield (The Canadian Press): A Conservative supporter at a Stephen Harper campaign event heckled a reporter Wednesday who was asking about the government’s handling of the Syrian refugee crisis. The government’s response to the…